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Covering the Newbery (#61): A Visit to William Blake’s Inn

Oooh boy. I’m up against the only book to have won the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Honor today. This is pretty silly – trying to redo the cover on a Caldecott Honor-winning book. The Provensens are unbeatable. But according to the contract I signed with myself at the beginning of this project (weird, I know) redo every Newbery winner I must. No exceptions. Here goes…

1982: A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard

Original Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

Verdict: Booooo! Also, booooo!

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Up next week: Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt

(Source image: “puppy” http://flic.kr/p/8cZBS2)

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.